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White Water Summer (1987)

PG | | Adventure, Drama | 10 July 1987 (USA)
The story of a shy boy who gets convinced by his parents to spend a few summer days in the mountains. So, he joins a group, and the vacation begins. Unfortunately, things turn out to be a little tough for our small friend.

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Vic
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Alan
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Mitch
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George
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Chris
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Virginia Block
Charles Siebert ...
Joseph Passerrelli ...
Storekeeper (as Joseph Passerelli)

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An experienced guide (Vic) accompanies a city boy (Alan) and his three friends on their first wilderness experience. Hoping to teach the four boys lessons not only about the wilderness, but about themselves, Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon after alienating the boys, Vic finds himself in desperate need of help and must rely on his students in order to survive. Written by Wayne Coleman <waynecoleman@swbell.net>

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Adventure with an attitude.

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Adventure | Drama

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10 July 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rites of Summer  »

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$300,859 (USA)
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Trivia

When the guys are swinging around the rock, Vic makes a point to tell George and Mitch to put the sling on, but he neglects to tell Chris this. Chris is the only one who swings across without wearing the sling. See more »

Goofs

When Vic is showing the slide show to Alan's parents in the beginning, you can hear him say the same thing twice. "We caught this fish on the first day, This is where we camped the first night". See more »

Quotes

Chris: Better be careful kid, one false move and you'll cut your balls off.
[giving back Alan's survival knife]
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Soundtracks

Be Good To Yourself
Written by Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain and Neal Schon
Performed by Journey
Courtesy of CBS Records
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I loved it!
14 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

I just caught this movie on TV and I thought this movie was great. I liked how they had older Alan (Sean Astin) giving his little comments, they were great especially the egg part and the part where he says, "Over there is Attigawa. They flung him into the sky. He is enemy of the land. I think we'll take Alan's knife."

Sean Astin did really good playing a little wimp who eventually becomes the leader of them all. And Kevin Bacon did awesome too at playing a guy I couldn't stand and nearly turned the TV off because of him.

The music was just too.... I don't know. Maybe I would've liked the music better if I had been around in the eighties.

All in all, I gave it a 10/10.


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